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If the Athletic Training Education Program is right for you:
- Review of applications will begin February 15th and will end when we have a full class (approximately 30 students). Click here for application requirements.
- Understand this is a mandatory 2-year program, regardless of previous credit hours
- Complete an online graduate school application - Click Here to complete the online graduate school application
- Because this is a new program, the online graduate school may not be ready until Dec. 2013
- Interested students should contact Debbie Craig at email@example.com informing her of your intent to apply and your contact information.
Admission is competitive and limited, with the number of applicants varying annually.
We base admission decisions on:
- the course work you’ve completed
- your college grade point average (3.0 minimum)
- your experience in athletic training (you need at least 100 observation hours under an active certified athletic trainer
- your letter of application
- two letters of recommendation
- an interview
Students applying to the Athletic Training Education program should be advised that admission is highly competitive. While we consider many factors in the admissions process, prospective students should have outstanding grades in math and science. In the past three application cycles the Athletic Training Education program has accepted, 35%, 43% and 38% respectively, of the candidates who applied.
to complete the online graduate school application. All required documents will be attached to the electronic graduate school application.
To enter the Athletic Training Education Program, review of applications will begin on February 15th and end when we have a full class (approximately 30 students).
Pre-requisite courses that must be completed (or in progress) at the time of application to the program are:
- Introduction to Athletic Training (AT 200)
- Emergency Health Care (AT 229)
- Health Principles (HS 200)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 201, 202, and associated labs)
- Introduction to Physics (PHY 111 and lab)
- Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)
- Applied Statistics (STA 270)
- Human Nutrition (NTS 135 or higher)
- Exercise Physiology (BIO 338 and lab)
- Kinesiology (BIO 334)
Once admitted, you are required to:
- have a physical exam by a physician of your choice, including a TB skin test
- show proof of immunization for hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria
- attest that you meet the technical standards established by our program and by Northern Arizona University’s Disability Support Services
- obtain professional athletic training student liability insurance
Information and forms regarding these requirements may be found in the student handbook. When you are accepted to the program, you should obtain First Aid/CPR (Professional Rescuer) certification, and be prepared to show proof of current certification before you begin the program in the fall.
You must have a completed undergraduate degree to enter the Master's in Athletic Training program.